German Soft Pretzels

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Cherie Szilvagyi

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@cheries001

Steven, my son, is quite the chef nowadays and has taken numerous awards, including Chef of the Year and National Salute to Excellence awards. Wonder if he remembers as a teenager making this recipe with his friends? Soft, large pretzels that just require a little mustard to be a hit with any family.

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Oh my... soft pretzels are one of my indulgences. And this is a GREAT recipe. It's super easy to make. I dipped mine in a bit of mustard - so good. I bet these would be good with a bit of cinnamon butter or queso too. Yum! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4 Large Soft Pretzels
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • PRETZEL DOUGH

  • 3/4 c
    lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    yeast
  • 2 c
    flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • EGG WASH

  • 1
    egg
  • 1 Tbsp
    water
  • ·
    coarse salt
  • VARIATION

  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • ·
    cinnamon to taste

How to Make German Soft Pretzels

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix sugar and water. You want enough sugar ( I use a Tbl because I like my dough sweet.) in the water to feed the yeast but go to your taste. I don't use a lot of sugar but you want enough to feed the yeast. Sprinkle yeast on top and let rise until foamy. Add flour and stir until dough forms a ball. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until dough is smooth and not sticky. Divide dough into 4 pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a long snake about 1/2 inch thick and 15 inches long. Make into pretzel shape. Place on greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Combine the egg with water and brush on top of pretzels. Sprinkle with salt. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes until golden brown.
  2. Variation: Sprinkle with Sugar and Cinnamon for that sweet pretzel taste.

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About German Soft Pretzels

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #soft, #salty, #pretzels




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